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Guadalupe Victoria

 
 
Guadalupe Victoria Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
1. Guadalupe Victoria Marker
This marker on the front of the statue shows incorrect birth and death years for Guadalupe Victoria. He was born in 1786 and died in 1843.
Inscription.
Guadalupe Victoria
Insurgente.

Nacio en Tamazula
Durango en 1789.
Defendio con
valor la
Independencia.
Fue el primer Presidente
de la Republica.
Ciudadano ejemplar.
Murio en Perote
en 1847.

English translation:
Guadalupe Victoria
Independence Fighter.

Born in Tamazula, Durango in 1789. Defended Independence with bravery. He was the first President of the Republic and a model citizen. He died in Perote prison in 1847.

 
Location. 19° 25.913′ N, 99° 9.454′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Paseo de la Reforma, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 940 Paseo de la Reforma, Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06030, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francisco Zarco (a few steps from this marker); Plutarco González (within shouting distance of this marker); León Guzmán (within shouting distance of this marker); The Juárez Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Manuel Ojinaga (within shouting distance of this marker);
Guadalupe Victoria Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
2. Guadalupe Victoria Marker
This marker on the statue's reverse also shows an incorrect death year for Victoria, which should be 1843.
Donato Guerra (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Esteban Coronado (about 90 meters away); Manuel López Cotilla (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding Guadalupe Victoria. Guadalupe Victoria (b. 29 September 1786 – d. 21 March 1843) was a Mexican general and political leader who fought for independence against the Spanish Empire in the Mexican War of Independence. He was a deputy in the Mexican Chamber of Deputies for Durango and a member of the Supreme Executive Power following the downfall of the First Mexican Empire. After the adoption of the Constitution of 1824, Victoria was elected as the first President of the United Mexican States. During his term as President he established diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom, the United States, the Federal Republic of Central America, and Gran Colombia. He also abolished slavery, founded the National Museum, promoted education, and ratified the border with the United States of America. He decreed a law to expel the Spaniards remaining in the country and defeated the last Spanish stronghold in the castle of San Juan de Ulúa.

Victoria
Guadalupe Victoria statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
3. Guadalupe Victoria statue and Marker
The Mexican Senate building can be seen behind the statue.
was the only president who completed his full term in more than 30 years of an independent Mexico. He died in 1843 at the age of 56 from epilepsy in the fortress of Perote, where he was receiving medical treatment. On 8 April of the same year, it was decreed that his name would be written in golden letters in the session hall of the Chamber of Deputies. Adapted from Wikipedia
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsWars, Non-US
 
Guadalupe Victoria statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
4. Guadalupe Victoria statue and Marker
Guadalupe Victoria statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
5. Guadalupe Victoria statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 129 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 9, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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